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The Pit: A Story of Chicago by  Frank NORRIS - Hardcover - 1904 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

The Pit: A Story of Chicago

by NORRIS, Frank

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New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1904. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red cloth with gilt spine. 421pp. Very good. Spine slightly sunned; minor evidence of bookplate removal on front pastedown and front flyleaf. Early (not first) printing, tight and handsome.

This classic literary critique of turn-of-the-century capitalism in the United States reveals Norris's powerful story of an obsessed trader intent on cornering the wheat market and the consequences of his unchecked greed.




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